5 Web 2.0 Spring Cleaning Projects. Done!

Spring is upon us. Here are a few small Web 2.0 projects that I have managed to get done in the past week.

1. Set up Flock as my default browser. (done). Goodbye Firefox and Safari. Flock has been one of the favourite browsers in my harem but now will become my preferred browser-dashboard, Flickr gallery, RSS reader as well as being another blog editing platform, working alongside Ecto.

2. Collate my many web 2.0 life streams into a single multi-streamed gush. (done).

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  • 3 Storm into Google, gather the bots and train them all to search my blog responsively, regularly, respectfully, and await my every command to either find, hide, dismiss or prioritize my thousands of blog posts. The last one is a doozy. This is all possible through Google Webmaster Tools (done) and submitting to Google a site map of my blog (done).

    4. Add a new and improved web 2.0 friendly template for the blog (done), including a small dashboard for my web 2.0 addictions.(done)

    5. Web 2.0 linked signature for Apple Mail (done)

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    Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


    • dang Andrew. I was ready to relax for the night, settling down to watch Wife Swap and American Idol. But now I have to Spring Clean my Web 2.0 stuff as well…ugh.

    • rhett, you can wife swap anytime. this is more important.
      these icons were provided by typepad but you can pick some up yourself, or you can steal mine and load them up somewhere else.
      if i had uploaded them myself i would give you the code.
      check out iamjoshbrown.com – josh has made his own icons.
      if you get stuck, let me know.

    • I downloaded Flock. What I like is the integration of Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. What I really, really dislike is the poor quality RSS reader.
      I could see it working with a few feeds, but after trying it for a few days with well over 100 feeds I’ve gotta go back to either Google Reader or NetNewsWire/Newsfire.
      It’s also a very clunky browser at times, but I’m guessing this will be much better after they release a version built on Firefox 3.

    • i am using the rss reader for a few items but i do fall back daily on netnewswire.
      i also cannot use cocomments and some other extensions because they are not developed for flock but they do work on firefox.
      still, i love the columns on the left. and its fun to use.

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